Surya Kumar Modak Grandsons

Surya Kumar Modak Grandsons

The knowledge about Chandannagore is incomplete without the mention of its mouthwatering sweets especially-the 'Jalbhara Sandesh' . 'Jalbhara' literally means - 'filled with water' and it is exactly so. It is a sweet made from chana and sugar which has rose water in its core. It is a marvellous sweet because the water inside it remains as it is for a couple of days without drying.It was first discovered by Late Surya Kumar Modak about 100 years back.

Surya Kumar Modak was asked to make some new sweets for the new bridegroom of the local zaminder. He agreed to do it and after several experiments he invented the famous 'Jalbhara Sandesh'. Nobel laureate Rabindra Nath Tagore often visited Chandannagar and he was an ardent admirer of 'Jalbhara'. Many other renowned persons e.g. Mahatma Gandhi, Rashbehari Bose, Shyama Prasad Mukhopadhyay also appreciated the speciality of Chandannagar.

Apart from 'Jalbhara' another famous sweet ofChandannagar is 'Motichur' which is also a product of this shop.Late Sailendra Kumar Modak, the grandson of Surya Kumar Modak, carried on the family business and made it flourish.

Contact Details:

Surjya Kumar Modak
Chandannagore, West Bengal
(033)2633-6305 or (033)2683-9383
website: www.jalbharasurjyamodak.com